Schlumberger Reviews

Updated April 23, 2015
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  1. Field Engineer

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Schlumberger

    Pros

    Good training and fixed step program
    Lots of opportunity to excel and move up
    Good benefits and compensation

    Cons

    Work life balance does not exist. Is all work and more work
    Very long hours and sleepless nights
    Job is very demanding and exhausting (physically and mentally)

  2. mechanical engineer

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Schlumberger full-time (Less than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    diverse and dynamic work, big company

    Cons

    only profits driven, not employee focused

  3. My experience with this company was okay. Some ups and downs with fracking.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Equipment Operator in Midland, TX
    Current Employee - Equipment Operator in Midland, TX

    I have been working at Schlumberger

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Make alot of money due to alot of OT. You average anywhere from 14 to 16 hours a day.

    Cons

    Rigging up and rigging down can be back breaking. Especially when the veterans don't help. Away from home and family for long periods of time. Especially when your schedule only gives you 6 days off.

    Advice to Management

    Be more organized. Don't treat employees like another number. I understand that majority of the workforce are ex criminals, but don't treat us like it. Look into having 2 weeks on, 2 weeks off. Or even 3 weeks on, 3 off. 15 and 6 is probably on of the worst schedules in the oil industry.

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  5. I enjoyed all of the people that I met during my time with the company but I had other plans for my career.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Junior Field Engineer
    Former Employee - Junior Field Engineer

    I worked at Schlumberger

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The people within the company and the recruiting staff.

    Cons

    The challenges that you face as a Field Engineer are not for everyone.

  6. Helpful (1)

    Cost over Value

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Schlumberger full-time (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    good pay, good benefits. bonus scheme is fair.

    Cons

    you are a number. no value for your worth. you get moved too often.

    Advice to Management

    rushed into making moves without any consultation of possible alternate scenarios.

  7. Helpful (1)

    Loved my job worked as equipment operator (frac) great company if you last through layoffs

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Schlumberger

    Pros

    Great safety training lots of hours overtime good money and good benefits

    Cons

    Your just a number to them

  8. Wonderful training in almost all aspects of well completion

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Schlumberger full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    -Excellent benefits
    -Fixed step program which is used as a benchmark for promotion

    Cons

    -Limited lifestyle. Work hours can be extremely lond

  9. Database admin

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Schlumberger

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Daily route is consistent with little change on work flow. Once you understand systems in place there is little change and nothing unexpected.

    Cons

    Expected work on weekends a couple times a month. Manager with a belief that oil and gas is a 365 day a year type of industry give workers little time off and mandates working on weekends and holidays. Work is redundant and not challenging.

    Advice to Management

    Hours and expectations do not align with compensation for workers. Give more opportunity for growth and commend good workers.

  10. Good company. Lots of opportunities to make good money but if the market goes bad expect to be laid off.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Field Engineer in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Field Engineer in Houston, TX

    I worked at Schlumberger

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Technologically advanced, colleagues are competent.

    Cons

    Big company and lots of levels to go through.

    Advice to Management

    Give your new employees in the field better work-life balance.

  11. Very good experience. Meet deadlines and you should be fine.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Schlumberger

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Amazing work environment. Very helpful people. You are never stuck in any work.

    Cons

    Sometimes the load of work gets too much.

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